Student Had to Wear Makeshift Version of JJ Watt's Jersey — So NFL Star Sending Him a 'Real One'
One Moore Elementary student in Houston, Texas, is getting a special surprise from the Texans player
JJ Watt to the rescue!
The Houston Texans defensive end is making sure one local boy can rep the team after seeing the student wearing a makeshift version of his #99 jersey.
In an Twitter photo on Tuesday, a 4th grade teacher at Moore Elementary in Houston named Malinda Ross posed alongside two students. Ross wore Watt’s jersey, as did another young student in the picture. A boy posing with them had on a blue t-shirt with the number 99 cut out of white paper and safety-pinned on.
“99th day of school @MooreCFISD! Any excuse to wear @JJWatt jerseys and jeans! #bemoore,” wrote Ross.
In response, the 29-year-old tweeted, “My man in the middle making the extra effort!!”
Watt then instructed Ross to “DM me an address,” assuring, “I’ll make sure we get him a real jersey!”
“Hope everyone over there has a great 99th day of school!”
Watt is known for giving back to his community — and beyond.
In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Watt’s the Justin J. Watt Foundation raised and distributed $41.6 million to those affected between 2017 and August 2018, according to the NFL.
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And in May 2018, Watt offered to pay for the funerals of those who were killed in the tragic shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas high school, PEOPLE confirmed at the time.